Writers have a wonderful gift for putting what’s in our hearts on to paper. They can be deep, quirky, funny, sentimental and, ultimately, supremely romantic. Often, people turn to classic sources such as Khalil Gibran when looking for gorgeous quotes to feature everywhere from ceremony programs to seating charts, but we think there’s just as much wonderful emotion to be found in modern pop culture. Here are some wonderful examples from books, TV shows and movies to get you started…
Ted Moseby, How I Met Your Mother,
There are two big days in any love story – the day you meet the girl of your dreams and the day you marry her.
Neil Gaiman, Stardust
Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel.
Arwen, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.
Wesley, The Princess Bride
Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.
Some people are worth melting for.
Peeta Mellark, The Hunger Games
Remember, we’re madly in love; so it’s alright to kiss me anytime you feel like it.
True love doesn’t come to you, it has to be inside you.
Noah, The Notebook
I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived; I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
It wasn’t logic, it was love.
Sarek, Star Trek
You asked me once why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her.
Jessica Spencer, The Hot Chick
You are the only person that can make my heart beat faster and slower at the same time.
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Don’t apologise. I love you when you’re human.
Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
The point is, we’re a couple and I like you for who you are – quirks and all.
Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul.
I think you learn more about yourself in the context of a relationship than you can outside of it.